November 16, 2013

The Farce Is With Us

Frogs In Space

There are species of frogs that are able to secrete a psychoactive/hallucinogenic substance through their skin. Some people like to lick the frogs to get high.

But what does a frog do to get high?

Simple, just climb into a rocket launch exhaust cooling pond and wait for blast off. The picture below captures a moment in the life of a frog astronaut.

One of three still-cameras setup around the launch site caught the small frog in the air. The frog was clearly visible in the photo with its arms and legs spread wide. The photo was posted to NASA’s Instagram account.

“The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in a single frame by one of the remote cameras used to photograph the launch,” NASA said on its Instagram page.

NASA said, “It is likely that it mistakenly strayed into a “high-volume water deluge pool” thinking it a giant pond.

“The rocket launch pad is within the 3,000 acres of Wallops Island, much of which is the wildlife refuge. NASA’s launch facilities, roads and facilities take up a small percentage of the area. The rest of the area remains undeveloped and provides excellent habitat for wildlife,” the space agency said.

One small step for mankind, one giant leap for amphibians.

November 15, 2013

In The News

You Always Hurt The Ones You Love
Al-Qaeda-linked rebels apologise after cutting off head of wrong person.
Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham militants say sorry for decapitating a fellow extremist rather than enemy. Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to al-Qaeda have asked for "understanding and forgiveness" for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man's head.
Friendly fire? Making a statement by knocking off the people who are working for the same goals as you? Not to worry. The Republicans have been doing that for decades.

Coming Soon To Obamacare
Doctors call for end to state-funded 'designer vaginas' after huge rise in procedures 'driven by online porn'

Number of labiaplasty procedures on NHS have risen five-fold in past decade
In the past five years more than 250 girls under 14 have had it done
Experts warn women are influenced by 'neat' genital appearance in porn
The Brits seem to like making their naughty bits prettier although the doctors don't. What do they know? Obamacare surgical enhancements to include harmonicas and air fresheners.

This Is Why The Government Can't Be Trusted For Health Care
The world's first printable gun has been deemed a serious safety and security concern after a gun printed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms exploded before it was even fired.
ATF called this prototype the "Waco Peacemaker." I'm sure they followed instructions. This is all part of a government conspiracy to ultimately outlaw rubber bands and paper clips.

This Is Why Private Industry Should Be Left Alone

This weekend, Texas-based 3D printing company Solid Concepts announced that it had successfully fired 600 shots over two tests from its all-metal 3D-printed handgun, the first known prototype of its kind.
This test was conducted six months prior to ATF's cluster test fire. Designed by truly competent professionals, it was assembled by a twelve year old.

The ATF is now considering banning all twelve year-olds.

November 11, 2013


I've been busy doing a different type of prepping. One of my daughters is getting married this Saturday and I am getting the first of my knee replacements five days after the wedding. Preparing for both of these events has been occupied me.

Jess and her fella were dating for four years before he landed a job where he felt he could support a family. He has two BA's and couldn't find anything that paid a decent salary so he worked two jobs, but his patience and persistence finally paid off. He landed a good tech job at a software company, they got engaged a month later. My daughter is a self employed hair stylist with a growing business and between the two of them they figure they can buy a house in maybe two years or so.

Our soldier girl is home for the wedding, of course she's one of the bridesmaids. She brought up her dog from Bragg with her, a pretty 18 month old boxer-mix-with-Lord-knows-what that she named Greta. Greta is a rescue dog that she picked up at the pound. She's a nice size, about 60 pounds and is a very calm dog with  a sweet disposition for a stray - we figure she was abandoned by her prior owner.

I haven't had a dog around me in almost forever as my wife is afraid of them (picked that up from her mom) and having one sitting next to my chair again where I can scratch her ears is nice. She got used to me in a hurry, cried when I left for church Sunday morning and gives me a big welcome when I come home. She'll be gone next week.

Earlier this month I got down to business when the doctor set up the date for my knee surgery. I was surprised that he could fit me in so early, so I started hitting the Bowflex hard, a half hour to an hour a day, six days a week to get my legs as strong as possible prior to the operation. I figured, what the hey, and worked on my upper body also. I used to work out before I retired from the PD but it's not the same; I can feel those intervening years ... but it is nice to feel things getting tight again and I wasn't as sore as I thought I would be.

I won't be able to drive for at least a month so we'll see when I can return to work. I have a VPN connection so there is quite a bit that I can do from home. My boss already told me not to worry about it; I've been there since December of 2000 and they know that I'll keep things humming as best I can.

About the other kind of prepping, my SIL and I have been talking on and off for several years and have laid in some supplies but we need to do a lot more. After my surgeries we'll get busy again, I just hope the good Lord keeps a lid on things until then.